SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 - WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
It was one of the brightest mornings of the year. Clear skies dominated the entire East Coast of our beloved United States. Then at 8:46 AM the day turned from the beauty of a September morning to the tragedy of the deadliest attack on US soil in our history. Cowards claiming to act for the glory of their god hijacked planes with innocent people on board and used them as weapons to destroy The World Trade Center, damage severely The Pentagon and what was intended to be an attack on the Capitol Building became a shining tribute to the true American spirit as a passengers took control sacrificing their lives to prevent the final attack of that terrible day.
We remember those who died on American flight 11 that hit tower one of the Trade Center. United Airlines flight 175 that hit the tower two of the Trade Center. American flight 77 that hit The Pentagon and American flight 93 that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania taking with it the first warriors of a war on terrorism that would take our Nation to theaters of battle to defeat the Islamic radicals who had declared war on us long before we actually knew they existed. We remember the souls of innocents whose lives were stamped out by Islamic cowards on board each plane on that terrible day.
We remember the 2606 who were killed in New York in The World Trade Center, 125 at the Pentagon and passengers and crew on flights 93, 175, 77 and 11. We remember in awe the hundreds of Police, Fire and Port Authority officers who without regard for themselves risked and many who lost their lives saving those who could be saved on that terrible day. Eleven years later the events of 9/11 are as etched in our memory as they were as the occurred then.
Any remembrance of September 11 would not be complete without thanking and honoring the thousands of Americas best and bravest who have sacrificed themselves in the defense of freedom in foreign lands as a result of that terrible day. We honor them and mourn those who gave the last full measure of devotion. We must never forget that day nor the evil that caused that day. Always being on guard and remembering that the evil of Islamic radicalism still exists and will always be the blame for the thousands lost on September 11, 2001 and our heroes in uniform who have given so much, some their all for the protection of our land of the free and home of the brave.